Senator Aishatu Binani, the only female aspirant among the six that contested for the Adamawa State governorship ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has been declared as the winner of the exercise.
She defeated a former governor of the state, Jibrilla Bindow, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, and three other men aspirants to clinch the ticket.
The three other men are a House of Representatives member, Abdulrazak Namdas; Wafari Theman, and Umar Mustapha.
The result of the primary was announced on Friday by the Chairman of the APC, Adamawa State Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawal.
According to the Presiding Officer for the poll, Aishatu garnered 430 votes to defeat her closest rival Ribadu, who got 288 votes, while Bindow came third with 103 votes.
A further breakdown of the result showed that Namdas had 94 votes, Theman 21 votes, and Umar Mustapha 39 votes. The exercise recorded 36 invalid votes.
The primary took place at the Lamido Cinema in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. It commenced at about 5:00 pm on Thursday with the accreditation of delegates. But voting started at midnight and lasted till Friday morning before sorting and counting began.
Senator Aishatu, who currently represents Adamawa Central in the Senate, is the first female governorship aspirant of a major political party in the state.
She is also the second female governorship flag bearer of a major party in Nigeria, after the late former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, from Taraba State in 2015.